Soldier seeking glory in war, injured, hurt leg, 16th century surgery to have leg broken again but did not work out well. Had to stay in hospital, converted while lying there suffering he opens autobiography with this leg hit by canon . The book is based on experience, autobiography makes clear how ignatius develops exercise via what happened to him. He suffered as a result of excessive scruples which is important to him. This was trouble for them- worrying if they did the right thing or not. Title- ignatius of loyola and counter reformation piety. Spiritual exercises were a new way to explore the faith. Ambivalence about the title because hard to find authors like ignatius. Any passage where tempted to say he is writing because or protestants? nope, it would be difficult to say he was doing anything because of human conditions. Not so much influenced by protestant reformation.